Does cup size really matter?
Many women seem to think that they are only as good as the size (as well as the "lift") of their boobs. That's the only reason why so many of them still opt to have their breasts enlarged or augmented. There are many successful operations, but there are also horror stories.
Earlier this year, thousands of women who had undergone breast enlargements were the subject of a surgery scandal as it was discovered their implants had been made out of non-medical grade silicone, actually intended for use in mattresses.
The faulty breast implants were put into around 47,000 women in the UK, and seriously threatened their health as the dodgy implants could rupture, leaking dangerous silicone into the body.
What made the scandal more complicated was that it turned out there was no central list of the women who had undergone the surgery, meaning there was no way of contacting those at risk.
As the UK authorities launch a review into the PIP implants controversy, they have stated they intend to raise the standard of the cosmetic surgery as a whole and target ‘grubby practices’. But the question is, would this put you off having plastic surgery?
Breast enlargements are still by far the most popular procedure in the UK and is also quite sought after in other countries. In the UK, the number of women having their breasts altered increases year on year, despite the recession.
Sir Bruce Keogh, a medical director at the NHS who has been brought in to examine procedures told the UK's Sky News he was concerned that “too many people do not realize how serious cosmetic surgery is and do not consider the life-long implications – and potential complications – it can have.”
So what do you think? Would you be put off having your boobs done or are you willing to take the risk? We want to hear your thoughts….